Buss Energy Group acquires share in drone company

In: Windfarms
The Buss Energy Group has announced the acquisition of stake of 24.9 percent in Aero Enterprise GmbH from Linz. The Austrian company has been operating inspection flights on onshore and offshore wind turbines with self-developed flying drones since 2013.

The drones are based on helicopter technology and can be used at high wind speeds. They feature AERO-SensorCopter technology that is superior to the typical quadrocopter. This is particularly important when working at sea, where weather conditions are a frequent obstacle. Furthermore, the drone inspection flight is fully autonomous and continuously monitored.

The high-resolution image data is evaluated by using the in-house developed AERO-Software Package. Damage detection and classification is largely automated with the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition, the drones can provide exact comparative data from previous inspections.

“The inspection by drone was the next logical step for us to complete our portfolio,”
explained Managing Director Martin Schulz. “We can offer our customers a highly professional analysis of their wind turbines. The technology creates predictability regarding necessary value retention measures to increase plant productivity. From our point of view, drones are the most efficient and leading technology for the exact documentation and evaluation of an inspection."

Robert Hörmann, CEO of Aero Enterprise, commented: “the Buss Energy Group is the perfect strategic partner for us. Buss Energy's professional sales structures and many years of operational experience in the wind sector will help to further establish our technology on the market".

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